|Various Artists - Raped By 4 Valentines Day - Compilation With Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink [zero135a] - Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink|
Cassette compilation originally released by Watergate Tapes in 1985 featured three leading hometaper/experimental artists of the day: Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink.
Downloads: 107,927 (2 reviews)
|Mystery Hearsay - Flesh Dwarf [zero140a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The final installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon, is a work that borders on dark ambient, but with none of the cliches or meandering exercises. Assembled by MC Ladno.
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler III: An Explanation of Difficult Music - various artists|
This compilation is an overview of zeromoon; from glitch-punk, abstract noise, minimal techno, psychedelic drones, ambient, post rock and beyond. Tracks by Dead+Hurt (Sweden), Origami Subtropika (Puerto Rico), Michael Gendreau (USA), Critikal (Sweden+Ukraine+USA), v.+Ultra Milkmaids (USA+France), Normal Music (Sweden+USA), Violet+Bertrand Denzler (USA+France), Vultrapia (USA+France+Estonia), The Musique Concrete Ensemble (USA), Our Last Hope Lost Hope (Sweden).
|Various Artists - Pandora's Wooden Bucket - International Experimental Electronic Music Compilation [zero134a] - various artists|
Pandora's Wooden Bucket was originally released as a 2xc90 set in 1989 on Watergate Tapes. On each side were two groups from a particular country exploring a particular theme. Netherlands - Death: Death Pact, Odal France - Sex: Vox Populi!, No Unauthorized Italy - Revolution: F.A.R., Lyke Wake Germany - Sleep: Cinema Verite, Die Rache
Downloads: 19,236 (4 reviews)
|Second Violin - Hospital Fugue Of Mad Nurse [zero106a] - Second Violin|
Second Violin started in 2001 by jeff surak and zan hoffman, adam bohman, and rinus van alebeek. specializing in free improv, voices, random texts, stream of consciousness, noise collages with acoustic instruments and environmental recordings. First release by adam bohman, jeff surak, & zan hoffman. mutant improvised/collages/constructs using deranged string instruments and vocal banter. twisted and dark...
|Various Artists - Blind Date - Compilation Of Random Collaborations [zero133a] - various artists|
This compilation was intended to be a 60 minute cassette with 8 pairs of randomly matched artists creating 2 collaborative tracks each. The project never came to fruitation, with only half of the invited artists ever completing their tracks, thus the compilation was never released. Here are the extant tracks only recently made available.
|Diensteingang - das naturhistorische museum der klänge|
Rinus Van Alebeek & Tibor Macek's latest outing under the nom de plume das naturhistorische museum der klänge is an excusion to places unknown, where pigs fly and ice cream is just around the corner. Field recordings, snatches of dialogue, random singing, and a little pig combine to make a true hero sandwich.
Keywords: Field Recordings; Experimental; Musique Concrete
Downloads: 17,435 (1 review)
|Normal Music - Generic - Normal Music|
Yet another release by this mysterious project. Dark beats, drones, clicks&cunts.
Keywords: Deep techno; ambient, glitch, soundscapes
Downloads: 12,777 (6 reviews)
|Second Violin - Victoria [zero107a] - Second Violin|
Free noise music improvisition of a surrealist nature mark the second album by Second Violin, recorded mostly live in Louisville, Kentucky during a 4 hour performance by Rinus Van Alebeek (vocals, feedback), Zan Hoffman (drawer, sampler) and Jeff Surak (prepared violin). Adam Bohman returns for a short appearance on one track. The second half is a live duet between Zan Hoffman and Jeff Surak on prepared violin and drawer.
Downloads: 9,472 (1 review)
|Psicotruchas Around the World - Earzumba/Paulo Beto/Eloi Silverstre|
The ever so active Christian Dergarabedian, aka C.D., aka Earzumba dug up an old recording of him and two boys from Brazil, of whom I never heard: Paulo Beto, of the electronic bossa-nova project Anvil FX and Eloi Silvestre, who builds his own instruments from the trash. Together they operate analogue synths, laptop, tapes, radio and percussion. The recording is from 2002, but sounds still like a very fresh thing...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; free improv
Downloads: 13,523 (1 review)
|Tube Alloys - Tube Alloys|
Music labels are bombarded by demos, more than they possibly can ever listen to. Sometimes a few demos rise above the onslaught and demonstrate originality and hold your attention. But a small label can't release everything on a CD. So what does one do with the good music that one gets and can't afford to release? Tube Alloys is a project by Zan Hoffman (zh27.org) and Jeff Surak that combines, smelts, and delivers a new work derived from the best parts of some very good demos...
Downloads: 1,856 (2 reviews)
|Kapotte Muziek - An Apology is Necessary - Kapotte Muziek|
This anthology covers the first three years of the legendary Dutch project Kapotte Muziek, created by Frans De Waard. "Yes it is. You are about to hear and view material that was released by Kapotte Muziek in 1988. It was an anthology of works from the first three and half years of existence. A lifetime it seemed back then, a mere drop in time when I look back on it now. I compiled this tape in 1988 for the US branche of my label Korm Plastics, run by Jeff Surak, who was the driving force behind...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 20,466 (3 reviews)
|CD-R - Hide and Seek - CD-R|
CD-R is a young Moscow project by Nikita Golyshev. Use of old soviet synths and effects combined with modern techniques and laptop makes an interesting combination of different styles of noise music - "fusion noise." Noisey, fractured soundscapes transform into broken rythms and melodys. This is the second release by CD-R for zeromoon
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 11,065 (1 review)
|Volga - Kiasma - Volga|
Successfully combining experimental electronics with contemporary dance rhythms and original Russian folklore, Volga is a unique project on the Moscow music scene. Pagan psychodelia, shamanism, authentic melodies and lyrics from ancient Russian texts (12th-19th centuries) are mixed with urban aesthetics and contemporary video art to make up the essential components of Volga performances. Volga tours frequently in Russia and abroad and has participated in various international music festivals...
|Michael Gendreau - Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - Michael Gendreau|
Michael Gendreau was born in California (1961). A musician since age 6, Gendreau went along to work with several group organizations, culminating in Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998), and using this group as a medium (along with the various uses made of it by co-founder Suzanne Dycus) for work in elementalism, attention to temporal and environmental persistence, and eventually, applications of parataxis...
Keywords: turntablism; experimental; musique concrete; noise
|New Carrollton - That Was Really Great [zero111a] - New Carrollton|
This is a collection of odds and ends and rareties. Live bits, compilation tracks, alternate versions, lost works scanning almost the entire lifespan (1986-1991) of the infamous Washington DC area agricultural band (as in pre-industrial).
Downloads: 2,272 (2 reviews)
|No Unauthorized - Invasion [zero141a] - No Unauthorized|
Originally released in 1987 on Watergate Tapes, this 8 song album by No Unauthorized is one of this french band's best releases. Landmark indie french electro pop from the hometaper underground. Catherine-Vocals, percussion, synthesizer Christian-drums, drum machine, bass, percussion, synthesizer Marc-Guitar, bass Michel-Synthesizers, tapes, guitar, ambiance, electronic devices Veronique-Vocals, percussion
Downloads: 8,716 (1 review)
|Blind from staring too long at the sun - Violet|
Part of the CONSUME BUY 2006 series of limited run cdrs that were available only during 2006, then promptly discontinued. A summation and further exploration of error mechanics, field recordings, and hard drones. Two studio tracks and one live performance fill out the audio portion with 2 video performances of basement alchemy and field recordings in the field.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental
|New Carrollton - Satie [zero130a] - New Carrollton|
Satie was originally released bt Watergate Tapes in 1987 as a 90 minute cassette. It features two live performances, the first being at the East Side Club (now defunkt) in Washington DC. The last 2 tracks are from a radio performance on WMUC-FM 88.1 College Park, MD from July 1987. In between these tracks are several rehearsal recordings made a week before the East side club appreance. The instrumentation was prepared acoustic guitar, casio, modified tape deck, tapes, pocket knife, pencil sharpe...
|New Carrollton - Split [zero113a] - New Carrollton|
Two long works from New Carrollton which comprise their final recordings. "Greenline Symphony" was recorded in the studio as a duo. "Anacostia" was recorded live as different duo on WMUC-FM 88.1 in College Park, MD. Longform semi industrial compositions-the first for homemade cello and percussion and sampler, the second for homemace cello, radio, horn, and 4 samplers, each sampler resampling the instruments and each other.
|Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March - Violet+Bertrand Denzler|
Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.
Keywords: Free Jazz
Downloads: 16,694 (1 review)
|A Cooling-Board Bacchanal - Blue Sausage Infant|
Chester Hawkins: Synths, sequencers, rhythm machines, oscillators, califone, autoharp, stylophone, appropriations, edit, mix. To all who have given their time and ears since 1985, it’s been a wild ride. Infinite thanks. Recorded at Intangible Arts, Washington DC Sept-Dec 2012. “Larval Tide” recorded live in studio 29oct12 and is presented humbly as it happened: a strange journey... Mastering by Jeff Surak...
Keywords: electronica; drone; noise; experimental
|Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero - Augmented Landscapes - Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero|
Augmented Landscapes is a collaborative work melding acoustic and electronic sound elements with field recordings. The acoustic element is provided by double bass and prepared double bass, played along a continuum of conventional and extended techniques. The electronic element, which consists in the granular synthesis of acoustic double bass performances, broadens the instrument’s sound palette to encompass varied and unconventional colorations. When these elements are matched to the overhea...
Keywords: field recordings; improv; experimental
|Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - If, Bwana|
If, Bwana is the spawn of the godfather of the 1980's independent hometaping network, Al Margolis. This track is his live performance at the 2006 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music which took place in Washington, DC. Minimal yet dense drones of a menancing and etheral nature for intense yet scary listening.
Keywords: drone, experimental, abstract, electronics, noise
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler [zero004r] - various zeromoon artists|
Nine tracks in 6 minutes, this business card sampler gives a quick overview of zeromoon artists. Tracks by v., Critikal, Second Violin, Pleasure Girls, Normal Music (remixed by Violet), v.+Sumerki, Normal Music, TheMCE (remixed by Andrey Kiritchenko), and Violet. Please visit the zeromoon label website for more information.
|New Carrollton & Stolen Government Binder Clip - Minor Admittance [zero148a] - New Carrollton & Stolen Government Binder Clip|
Live performance recorded March 8, 1988 in Arlington, Virginia at the Lee Community Center. Both bands were billed to play separately but decided to play simultaneously instead. Opening were 2 teenage punk bands, as the show was a benefit for the community center, whereas both NC and moreso SGBC were older than the 300 punk kids in attendance, and their usual old long hair psycho fans had a difficult time getting in...
|Blue Sausage Infant - Egg - Blue Sausage Infant|
Washington DC native Chester Hawkins has peformed as BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT since 1986, combining elements of psychedelia, brutalist noise, tribal beats, circular krautrock riffing, and bleak ambience. Instrumentation involves a mix of electronics and organics: Everything from digital synths to scrap aluminum and electric toothbrushes. The idea is to induce trance states by any means necessary. "Egg" was recorded live on 14dec08 at the Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland...
Keywords: psychedelic drone; electronic; experimental
Downloads: 635 (1 review)
|Zavoloka - I - Kateryna Zavoloka|
Kateryna Zavoloka hails from Kiev and here she dishes up some sweet tracks comprised of rich and abstract analogue/digital noise, melodies and idm like drums. http://www.zavoloka.com
Downloads: 8,782 (1 review)
|Eelmusic - RUiNU|
RUiNU - Eelmusic RUiNU, from Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the creepiest bands in the world, and Eelmusic, slithering through the wet intestines of musical consciousness, infects, even stains the spaces it is played in with its sense of dread. This music is an empty void into which tradition and emotion are pulled and crushed beyond recognition.Â This is not classical music, and it is certainly not rock...
Downloads: 895 (1 review)
|Unusable Signal - Pilesar|
Pilesar is a percussionist, songwriter and electronic composer based out of Takoma Park, MD. Unusable Signal is a collection of rapid fire micro-compositions, speed noise face melts and a few surprises to boot. Originally recorded in 2005 with a creaky old PC, some cheap music programs and a broken microphone, this is the 2011 remastered version with brand new art work and an additional track. Additional material provided by Thomas J on track 5 and Daniel Euphrat on track 7...
Keywords: experimental; dada; collage
|Broadcast Rain - Insect Factory|
Insect Factory is music from Silver Spring, MD musician Jeff Barsky. Insect Factory focuses on texture and mood, building layers of dense sounds that slowly evolve into hypnotic and atmospheric drones. Since the 90's, Barsky has continuously played in bands and improvisational collectives, and has performed frequently on the east coast of the U.S., and also in Canada, throughout Europe, and Japan. His first proper release, Air Traffic Control Sleep, was released on Insectfields in the late summe...
Keywords: drone; ambient
|Rinus Van Alebeek - Now You Know The Truth About Bamboo - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Rinus Van Alebeek reports in from his global wanderings with a collection of field recordings organized into "pop" tunes. Recorded in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Louisville, Kentucky. Track 14 includes Rinus listing the track titles and explaining each track.
Keywords: Field Recordings
|This Space Occupied (by Maida) - Steve Hilmy|
This is a recording of a performance at the Barents Spektakel Festival in Kirkines, at the top of Norway in the Arctic circle February 2013. This recording is the work *as performed* captured by streaming 18 stems to disk during the performance and mixed later on the plane on the way back to the US. It is 38 mins long. This Space Occupied (by Maida) was originally commissioned by the Washington Project for the Arts for a 5-hour endurance performance in an elevated glass cage at the Corcoran Gall...
Keywords: experimental; electronic composition; dance music; avant garde
|Sumerki Project - Salve - Sumerki Project|
Sumerki Project - Salve This group, headed by Jevgeni Zolotorevski, from Tallinn, Estonia. Sumerki create modern electro pop with a dark experimental edge. 1. Salve 2. Requiem for Ilja Redikson 3. Dusha Velichit 4. Coda Jevgeni Zolotorevski - analogue keyboards, sound effects, declamation Anna Docenko - humming, Russian Orthodox singing, electric organ Damian Skowron - Gregorian singing Virsik - chewing cat sounds Mihhail Yasinover - electric guitar Nastya Pechegina - crying child sounds
Keywords: Experimental; Dark Ambient; dubtech, electro, experimental
Downloads: 6,037 (1 review)
|Andrey Kiritchenko interprets Second Violin - VE.COND.SIO.LIN - Andrey Kiritchenko|
Andrey Kiritchenko (www.nexsound.org) is well known from his CD releases on Zeromoon, Adnauseum, and his own Nexsound imprint. Here he remixes a track from Second Violin's "Victoria", which was a live improvisation between Zan Hoffman on prepared drawer (a dresser drawer with wires and strings attached and filled with trash) and Jeff Surak on prepared violin (as depicted on the release cover). You can hear the original acoustic improv here: http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=audio&i...
Downloads: 1,968 (1 review)
|Mystery Hearsay - Feed-X [zero138a] - Mystery Hearsay|
First installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon. Psychedelic noise, harsh swirling collages of sound over flow on this disk assembled by MC Ladno.
Downloads: 1,830 (3 reviews)
|Normal Music - Brev [zero006r] - Normal Music|
Normal Music have a very nice take on glitch, as evidenced on Brev (Zero Moon 3" CD), their way of subverting the autonomy of beat regularity, as well as their approach to the dubly layering of various analogue and digital noises, put them far ahead of a largely sleepy herd. The basics here get so cracked at times that I imagine this'd be capable of breaking people's bones on the dance floor if played at the right time and volume...
|Underscores - Pilesar|
Recorded to 4-track tape in a cockroach infested pink bungalow between 2004-2006, Pilesar’s third zeromoon release is a compilation of creepy, crawly incidental music for nonexistent B-movies. All music by Jason Mullinax with significant contributions and additional arrangements by Brian Cowley (tracks 1, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15, 18), Rob Day (track 3), Stan Lollis (tracks 8-10, 16, 17, 19), Thomas J Marchant (track 12) and Russell P Jones II (track 6, 18) For fans of psycho-biddy, zombie porn and...
Keywords: psychobilly; zombie porn; experimental
|Angry Asian Chick on Mobile Device - The Makioki Sisters|
The Makioki Sisters is a collaborative project between Myo & Violet. Utilizing custom electronics and software, they slaughter techno into a bath of molten disco. This set was recorded live at Club Aqua, Washington DC, December 17, 2009. http://makiokisisters.myosound.com/
Keywords: techno; disco; minimal electronica; black metal
|Myo - "Light" - Myo|
Myo is Cory O'Brien, an improviser who works with plexiglass, dry ice, and computer. 'Light' is a collection of live and studio recordings that focus on very active sounds in a minimal framework. Light was created with free software, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Sampling+ License. Art is by Aghost. myosound.com
Keywords: improvised; digital; noise music
Downloads: 1,725 (1 review)
|J. Surak - Skull Cloud - J. Surak|
J. Surak - tapes & electronics. Recorded in 2013.
Keywords: experimental; lofi; dictaphones; tapes
|RRDL02 - Radio Royal|
Prague based duo Radio Royal uses all the kinds of waste sound (audio feedback, hiss, hum, scratched vinyls) and found audio (old cassetes, magnetic tape and vinyls) and turns them into the specific mixture of noise and easy listening. Quite contemporary sound is all created by digging into old media and using some old fashion equipment like tape echos and cheap reverb. Phaerentz - turntables, language repeater, Kaoss pad, Parrot machine Federsel - no input mixing board, language repeater, guita...
Keywords: noise; easy listening
|-1348- - Six Girls In Search of a Heaven [zero105a] - -1348-|
Six Girls was originally released in 1988 by Watergate Tapes as a 60 minute cassette. It was re-released as a CDR by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint in 2000. It was remastered from a third generation tape copy, thus restoring the intended poor quality of this recording. Things that appear to be loops, but not quite, are actually tracks composed of infinite micro changes in tempo and timbre.
|Dead Violets - Organ Grinder - Dead Violets|
Dead Violets is Jeff Surak of Violet and Thomas Ekelund of Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words doing free form noise and drones. This 3 track ep is a mashup of subterranean pulses, electro-acoustic static, and damaged electronics. more info: http://www.zeromoon.com/violet/ http://www.deadwords.org
Keywords: drone; noise; dark ambient; death metal; grindcore; experimental
Downloads: 5,626 (1 review)
|Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin - Q - Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin|
Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin met in Paris in 2009 with their duets (Astma & Crash Duo) and have been working together since that first concert, published on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record. At each passage of Alexei in Paris, collaborations start again and take different forms: common organization of concert, live sessions broadcasted on Radio Libertaire or on the webradio KKWNE, also the trio project with Olga Nosova, as evidenced the album "Manifeste des 22" recorded live in Trashvortex and published by...
Keywords: experimental; noise; dictaphone; sound collage; improvisation
|Ubeboet - Red and Black Remixes - Ubeboet|
Ubeboet (m.a.tolosa) invited 4 artists to remix his excellent album "black and red" which was released by earlabs in 2005. The original work featured field recordings, radio and turntables. Here each artist-Asher, Arturas Bumsteinas, Mathieu Ruhlman, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words-picked one track and deconstructed it to create a new work. m.a.tolosa also runs the fine con-v label.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental; lowercase; lofi; remixes
Downloads: 8,704 (1 review)
|a theory of possible utterance - Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Tim Olive|
a theory of possible utterance 1- reconstructed sky 2- beast wind 3- against that which can only be seen 4- rules of exit recorded in osaka and barcelona in 2007 mixed by acm in january 2008 http://www.costamonteiro.net
|Anne-F Jacques - Some Asperities - Anne-F Jacques|
some asperities has been recorded during a mini-residency at Sonoscopia, Porto, in november 2013, using piezo pickups, rotating surfaces and various soft resonators.creditsAnne-F Jacques lives in Montréal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. She often performs, alone and in various collectives (including Minibloc and Fünf), creates sound installations and makes soundtracks for Julie D...
Keywords: experimental; drone; abstract
|Violet+Das Torpedoes - 36 - Violet+Das Torpedoes|
Live in concert collaboration between Violet and Das Torpedoes using prepared record players, answering machine, microcassette recorder, and sampler. Psychotronic rhythms + loops and lofi abrasive textures. Recorded live at the Galaxy Hut, Arlington, Virginia.
|V. - Live At Deadtech [zero147a] - v.|
Live recording of V. at Deadtech, Chicago. The last show of the 10 city-10 day tour with Ultra Milkmaids and Cornucopia. Drums, autoharp, and electronics make a pretty noisey and textual set.